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Louisville & Nashville Railroad grain elevator

The Louisville and Nashville Railroad grain elevator was a grain elevator located at Tarragona Wharf on Pensacola Bay. It was constructed in 1898 and had a capacity of 500,000 bushels of wheat. The automatic carrier connecting the elevator to the wharf was the longest in the world at the time of its construction.

L&N grain elevator
Grain elevator and Tarragona Wharf as seen from the the American National Bank Building c. 1910 or 1911
Building Information
Location Tarragona Wharf
Client Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Completion Date 1898
Cost $150,000
Date Demolished 1926 ?

Several of the "bird's eye" photographs taken of Pensacola in the early 1900s (see 1909) were taken from atop the L&N grain elevator.

It was damaged beyond repair in the 1926 hurricane.

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  • J. S. Glass, editor. The Southern Manufacturer, Volume V, Number 3. New Orleans: June 1901.